Apr 13, 2018

Research Assistant

  • Purdue University
  • West Lafayette, IN, USA
Postdoc Abnormal Applied Psychology Behavioral Clinical Experimental Family Studies Health PTSD Research Traumatic Stress/Adversity

Job Description

An innovative position is available for a highly motivated individual seeking a post-baccalaureate research assistantship with the research group led by Dr. Maggie O’Haire within the Center for the Human-Animal Bond at Purdue University. The research project will include an NIH-funded clinical trial of the effects of service dogs for military veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and their spouses. 

The successful candidate will be involved in the day-to-day logistical operations of the research project, as well as working closely with research participants under the supervision of the study coordinator. Therefore, the ideal candidate should exhibit a high level of organization, professionalism, reliability, interpersonal communication skills, telephone skills, and the ability to work both independently and in a team environment. A substantial portion of the position will be focused on participant communication, meaning building rapport and connecting via telephone calls with military veterans and their spouses. It is essential that the candidate have a desire to communicate with research participants.

Complete applications must be submitted by May 1st, 2018. Applications should be submitted electronically via e-mail to burges10@purdue.edu as a single PDF file that includes (1) a cover letter containing a brief narrative summary outlining experience, goals, and qualifications for this position; (2) a current, detailed curriculum vitae or resume; and (3) names of three individuals (academic or professional) that can serve as references.

For more information about our group, please visit our website: www.humananimalinteraction.org


Purdue University


Comparative Pathobiology

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